If you’re familiar with the sensation of soggy socks and damp slippers following a quick trip to the end of the garden, then you’ll understand why Stephen Avery set up his company in 2007.

Following a move to Bournemouth from sunny Mallorca, Stephen quickly realised the need for some suitable weatherproof shoes that he could just slip on and head outside. This was the idea behind Backdoorshoes, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Other than supplying footwear in the UK, Backdoorshoes has also helped others abroad and recently provided shoes to the children at a refugee camp in Greece through Refugee Support Greece.

Backdoorshoes warehouse
Shoes ready to go to the Greek refugee camp

The company has grown considerably and now has over 25 unique prints available, including these adorable dog printed shoes, perfect for a dog lover. These lightweight shoes are comfortable and durable, available in UK sizes 3-14 and prices are from £25 to £30.

The dog shoe features 20 winners from their cutest dog competition. One of the dogs is Buddy (pictured), a Boxer/Staffordshire Bull Terrier who lived at a dog rescue for 18 months before finding a home with Amy and Phil in 2014. Buddy soon picked up a talent for retrieving lost cricket balls at their local cricket ground, to the delight of onlookers, although he would often need some encouragement to give them up



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